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EFCC Renews Call For Special Anti-Corruption Court

By IWPR Nigeria






A fresh call has been made for the establishment of a special court to try corruption cases in Nigeria.

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, says the special court is needed because the regular courts are sometimes enmeshed in corruption.

Supporting the call of the EFCC boss is Elias Mbam, the chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC); the commission responsible for fixing allowances and salaries for public servants.

Mbam said that such a special court will be able to try cases from the revenue commission.

Both Waziri and Mbam spoke during the recent retreat organized by the EFCC and the revenue commission for members of the national assembly in Abuja, the federal capital.

The duo urged the members to pass a bill allowing for the creation of the special anti-corruption court. 

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